sacrarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sacrārium.

Noun[edit]

sacrarium (plural sacraria)

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  1. (in Ancient Rome) A place where sacred objects were kept, either in a temple (the adytum) or in a house (holding the penates)
  2. The area surrounding the altar of a Christian church; the sanctuary or piscina. Sometimes specifically a drain directly to the earth, perhaps including reference to a basin, for washing vessels from consecration.

References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sacer (sacred, holy) +‎ -ārium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sacrārium n (genitive sacrāriī); second declension

  1. A place where sacred objects are kept; sacrarium, sacristy, sanctuary, shrine.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sacrārium sacrāria
genitive sacrāriī sacrāriōrum
dative sacrāriō sacrāriīs
accusative sacrārium sacrāria
ablative sacrāriō sacrāriīs
vocative sacrārium sacrāria

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References[edit]

  • sacrarium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sacrarium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • SACRARIUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • sacrarium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sacrarium in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • sacrarium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin